Randy Hunt, local CPA and 5th Barnstable District Massachusetts state representative, regularly posts his points of view regarding local, regional and national issues. (Boring!) But most of the time he just writes humorous stories. No ads. No clutter. Everything is copyrighted by Randy Hunt. To replicate an article, just email for permission.
Troops in the Spotlight is a 24-hour event held in Hyannis each year on Memorial Day weekend to honor fallen soldiers, veterans and active servicemen and women. Organized by Cape Cod Cares for the Troops, the event has grown over the 6 years of its existence and has added many co-sponsors.
Cape Cod Cares for the Troops was formed by then 12-year-old Dylan DeSilva in 2005. Nearly 8,000 care packages have been assembled and sent to troops overseas by Dylan, his mom, Michelle, and many volunteers.
Dylan is congratulated by WCOD on-air personality, Kevin Matthews. Dylan plans to join the Marine Corps and, until then, is working harder than ever to raise funds to continue the great work of Cape Cod Cares for the Troops.
Veteran proudly holding the U.S. flag
Barnstable County Sheriff Color Guard
Karyn Polito, state representative, addressing the crowd
I had the pleasure yesterday to attend my third Environmental Technology Exposition at Sandwich High School, home of the Blue Knights. When you see an impressive group of young people present their ideas, hypotheses and results, it gives you a good feeling knowing how well prepared they are for higher education and becoming a productive next generation.
Congratulations to all of the students and teachers who participated in this year's Expo and a special thank you to Mr. Gil Newton, who inspires young people every year to get out of the classroom and learn about the world by experiencing it.
I wasn’t able to cover every group in the two hours I was there, but what follows illustrates why I have such a positive feeling about these kids and their accomplishments.